Women and Heart Disease
December 22, 2014 - No Comments - permalink

Women and heart disease always seem to crescendo after age 50. Menopause actually starts after 40 with reduction of progesterone in the body so that by the time your 60 the body’s production falls to zero. Supplementing with progesterone over the counter cream (no synthetic) should be used at the first sign of mood changes, fatigue, lack of periods and can stop fibrosis in the uterus. If your pregnant or anticipate pregnancy do not sue progesterone. Another problem after 50 years of age is estrogen production of either too little or too much. Too little produces vaginal dryness, bone density issues (estrogen helps rebuild bones). Also low body fat prevents estrogen production. Estrogen when low can increase the risk of cancer. Too much estrogen can be dealt with by reducing the hormone aromatase that converts testosterone to estrogen. Too much estrogen can initiate cancer cells especially in the breast. Natural aromatase inhibits are garlic, kale, grapefruit, broccoli, good fats from grass feed animals, coconut oil, olive oil and raw nuts. Other inhibitor foods are onions, dark fruit and vegetables for flavonoid content. Turmeric, lemons, limes, sauerkraut, sage, thyme, oregano and eta a lot of fiber as fiber bands with excess estrogen and takes it to excretion.
Both estrogen and progesterone need to be in a ratio balance to each other and the way naturally to do that is in the digestive tract with an overload of good bacteria versus bad bacteria
Hormone balance of 80% of the immune system resides in the digestive tract especially the stomach. Good bacteria is the key and accumulating a lot of good bacteria is to feed this bacteria the foods it thrives on like raw fruits and vegetables, no overcooked foods, good probiotics like yogurt, unheated sauerkraut, no processed foods, no sugar and nothing man made, no carbohydrates if possible. By the way bacteria in case you’re curious feeds on sugars, carbohydrates, well done foods, processed food and nutrient dead food like fast foods. Bad bacteria overload in the mouth is the beginning of bad bacteria overload in the digestive tract.
Once the hormone issues are resolved you can begin to concentrate on cardiovascular issues. Good digestive bacteria are a great start as it kick-starts the immune system. Avoiding reduced blood supply due to constricted arteries starts with reducing the protein produced ty the lungs called angiotensin, aka ACE. This is what ace inhibitors are all about. People with excess amounts of angiotensin production are in cardiovascular distress. This can be dealt with naturally with natural ace inhibitors
Garlic-500mg, 3 cloves of raw garlic daily
CoQ10 enzyme-250mg, two times daily
Fish Oil-1000mg daily
L-Arginine-an amino acid that dilates blood vessels-2000mg, two times daily.
Hawthorne Berry Extract-500mg, 2 times daily, has a lot of flavonoids and dilates blood vessels
Raw Celery-The enzyme in celery dissolves artery plaque

The next cardiovascular is to keep adrenal gland hormones in balance which for those of you on Beta Blocker pills already know. This is to control stress production of the hormones epinephrine and norepinephrine. You can treat this naturally with the items mentioned for controlling artery constriction. In addition take the following herbs:

Hawthorn Berry Extract-500 mg daily or 20 drops daily of tincture, two times daily
Indian Snake Root extract-20 drops daily
Last but not least is to control body fluids so you don’t swell up or retain too much salt which makes your blood thicker, dense and harder to pump raising blood pressure. Normally this is known as diuretic pills to reduce sodium absorption in the kidneys. Better than messing with the kidneys with pills just add more liquid to your diet to flush out excess salt and more potassium to naturally balance the salt without being potassium deficient. Potassium, 250mg daily and eat potassium rich foods like parsley, watermelon, lemon water, celery, beets, ginger, apple cider vinegar, cranberry juice (no sugar added), tomatoes, cucumbers, garlic, carrots and asparagus.

As a side note, aging which brings with it a lot of health issues is spurred along with the inflammatory production of Interkin-6 hormone. Fighting aging means reducing Interlukin-6 production by consuming a lot of flavonoids (dark fruit and vegetables) a natural inhibitor of Interlukin-6. Blueberries, black berries, dark leafy greens, strawberries, herbal teas, cranberries, cherries, asparagus, spinach, cocoa, raw honey, basil, thyme, beans, apples and red wine.

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